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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 19, 2010 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: disappointing

"I have just discovered that I cannot download all of the dead shows that exists. WTF? This is an outrage."
To me this is pigg-ish behavior.
"EVERY SHOW EVERY YEAR EVERY SOURCE. Then one horrible day - POOF! It was gone.
I really did not mind because I had downloaded every show and converted the shns to audio so I was able to listen to them in my car"
Now , just because they had it, and no longer don't is not the fault of the GD. The fact that the GD can longer accomadate every heads wish to have very Dead show that exist is ridiculous , To me this individual ( I assume but online handle confuses that issue for me ).
". and this BS policy runs counter to the basic tenants of Jerry's musical philosophy. Jerry, when asked his rationale behind his liberal views on sharing his music"
First off, on the JGB vs. GD Imo why the taping was NOT as casual as GD shows is I think because Jerry covered many artists that I'm sure required royalties to preform there songs ? probably alot more so than the GD This opinion is based on nothing, just my opinion. Not to mention , Maybe Melvin, Merl J.Kahn, his cool backup singers weren't down with "Lets give a free copy of this show to whomever wants. Again, for me a ridiculous arguement worthy of a pig wallowing comment if ever deserved.
Sure Jerry was a cool MF be grateful he shared what he did, and when something fresh comes along ......Well, makes it that much cooler.
"and now that he is gone there is nobody to stand up to this ridiculous policy.
I can't believe this - let me guess - the almighty dollar is behind this"
Man, where to start with this? Good Lord, to easy, I'm not touching it w/ a the proverbial ten foot pole. Bill Graham, P.T. Barnum 2 great promoters, Whats wrong with making money? You have a marketable product whats wrong with selling it ? The woodstock crowd to me missed the point, of the promoters making it a free event (although not for the individuals that actually paid) I mean people lost serious money on that event, . Really no problem now , I'm sure everyone, has recouped many times over. But the point remains that they (the free admissions) missed it, which then set a bad precident, which lead to Altamont, Festival Express, Ilse of Wight, and now this idiot whining he can't get EVERY sbd. WT bloody F. Sorry WT but part of me DOEs agree w/ Bill G. Does that make me misguided ? I'll leave everyone to thier own opinion

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 19, 2010 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: disappointing

hey hippie64, agree with a lot of what you say, but i don't think you are correct regarding money exchanges hands during P to P trading and unlike radio/tv the Archive is a "library" that doesn't sell advertising (despite Krautzman's ridiculous claim to the contrary last summer)

anyways, i believe the blank cd/tape (and now HD's?) tax was implemented to compensate in lieu of...

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 19, 2010 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: disappointing

I my naive attempt at sopporting the band, I ended up purhasing MORE than a few illegel bootlegs through varios hole in the wall record stores Has the entire Cornell '77 ver been released in it's entirity ? I bought one , (I was ignorant0 paid 75 bucks for it.
I didn't bring this point up in my initial argument becauswee I don't have the facts. The last post covered my opinion only.
But back to what I was saying is (what was I saying) Oh, yeah, I feel badly that I know that money went into some heads stash fund and it sux it didn't go to the Dead. How they got them, through P2P .... mayb
Thank you baby Jesus for ANY free stuff we get in this world.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 19, 2010 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: disappointing

No problem at all, hip! I got you now, loud and clear...and, I always thought BG was okay, frankly.

It was just that I thought you were being sarcastic with Bill, and then serious with the poster, but it makes perfect sense now...

Just my bad; mis-read...thanks.